The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 259 231 221
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 6 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.061% 0.044% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.048% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
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£375 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +22.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £280
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £50.44 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £15.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+153.33% -61.03%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9003 8266 7349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.46% 91.37% 92.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4878 4452 3572
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £205 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 471 590
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.40 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the South East region.

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the South East region.

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -7 5 £375 +114.28%
Berkshire -9 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Software Test Engineer
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Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Software Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Test Engineer in their job title.

1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) Military
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 2 (22.22%) CentOS
3 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) OOD
3 2 (22.22%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) XSL
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) UML
3 2 (22.22%) OO
3 2 (22.22%) C++
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) Internet
3 2 (22.22%) WinForms

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Software Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) MSTest
2 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (33.33%) Military
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) XML
1 2 (22.22%) XSL
1 2 (22.22%) WinForms
2 1 (11.11%) WCF
2 1 (11.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) CentOS
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) UML
3 2 (22.22%) OO
3 2 (22.22%) OOD
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (11.11%) GCP
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) VMware